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Date(s) - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 - Thu, Mar 23, 2017
12:00 am

Associated Hebrew Schools - Posluns


It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with some of the ‘problem’ students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for fairness and on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show. Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Thursdays after school, starting January 11, at 4-5 pm. We would just be thrilled to have your child along!


  • Auditions: Jan 11,
  • Rehearsals: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, March 8, 15 * 3:00

  • Closing Performance: March 22 (Venue TBA)

Fee is only $200. Parents will be expected to help with costumes.

Your child will learn one song from the show and be expected to sing for that for the team. Audition afternoon may go a little long for the children interested in lead parts.

About Jaybird Productions:
Jaybird Productions was originally founded with the mandate of fostering the love of theatre in all. We have been teaching and mentoring children (and adults) for over 12 years in musicals, plays, camps and fun! Jaybird is the brainchild of Jacqui Burke, a working theatrical director, producer, and coach who has helped produce hundreds of plays and musicals since she started as an adult over 32 years ago and who believes that art is fun and theatre art doubly so.

* Show choice is subject to availability of rights to present the production. Another title may be submitted if required by the rights holder. Parents will be required to sign a waiver.

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